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As the wave of looting wanes, a tsunami of Covid looms: Abdool Karim

Health workers, their hands full already, will be stretched to the limits thanks to rioters creating superspreaders

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Prof Salim Abdool Karim, former chair of the ministerial advisory committee on Covid-19, has warned of an escalation in infections in KwaZulu-Natal thanks to rioting mobs who created superspreader events during their recent rampage.

“Case numbers will shortly increase even faster due to the superspreading events created by the mobs of looters who have ignored Covid-19 prevention measures,” he said.

The province, with Gauteng, has been hard hit by unrest, destruction of commercial properties and malls, and widespread looting. ..

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